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Health Care Law Saves People With Medicare Over $3.5 Billion on Prescription Drugs

May 24, 2012

Contact: CMS Office of Public Affairs 202-690-6145 HEALTH CARE LAW SAVED PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE OVER $3.5 BILLION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS OF 2012, MORE THAN 416,000 PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE SAVED AN AVERAGE OF $724 ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND 12.1 MILLION USED A FREE PREVENTIVE SERVICE Under the new health care law –…

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Feds set state health insurance exchange app date

May 22, 2012

HSS released a great resource for states and advocates to use when considering  decisions on how to proceed with a healthcare exchange.  For those of us in South Carolina, the sections on state/federal partnership provides guidance as to how we can proceed to ensure access and best plans are made available to those eligible to…

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Track our Nation’s Health Care System

May 21, 2012

Understanding America’s health care system is rather overwhelming and difficult to keep up with at times. Fortunately, with the recent launch of the Health System Measurement Project by HSS, monitoring and measuring how our nation’s health care system is performing just got a little easier. The web-based platform, will allow policymakers, providers, and the public…

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Good News for Young People: Health Care Options!

May 16, 2012

Whether still attending school or graduated, determining heath care coverage is challenging.  Hence, YI launched  the “Friends With Benefits: Not Just for College Students” campaign to educate and increase awareness about all the health care options available for young adults post school.  The Toolkit includes brand new updates on the health care law and its impact. Download…

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SC Department of Health and Human Serivces Update

May 10, 2012

SC Department of Health and Human Serivces Update for those who may have been impacted by SC Medicaid Security Breach For those families or individuals that may be of limited English proficiency please read the following mesage: Here is the information you requested; In order to monitor an individual’s credit, there has to be a…

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Affordable Care Act Offers Tax Credit for Small Businesses

May 9, 2012

A recent report by Families USA and Small Business Majority finds that with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, millions of small businesses throughout the United States are now eligible for a tax credit to assist with health coverage for employees. Their analysis found: More than 32 million small businesses, employing 19.3 million workers across the nation,…

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Bonuses eliminated by House Committee

May 3, 2012

The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted last week to eliminate performance bonuses for states that streamline their Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) procedures and reduce red tape so that more eligible low-income children can get and keep health coverage. How do you think this will affect our state? South Carolina is apart…

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More news on the ACA…

May 1, 2012

Some adjustments to the Affordable Care Act–Obamacare-  now provide more reasons for small business to favor Obamacare if they were hesitant before. Take a look at Monday’s post from Unconflicted: 377 million reasons for small business to like Obamacare Does this look promising? Are you on board with this healthcare initiative?

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